Friday, February 4, 2011

learning to shoot my own photos

I'm trying to get better at this.  So, at the beginning of January, I got together with a few of my former classmates from ACC (I just graduated--wooho!).  We combined efforts and cameras, displays, and lighting equipment to try to do some expert photos of our own.  I definitely knew I needed a new digital camera and decided to test out their's and get some tips from my friends.

We all gathered in my studio to see what we could come up with.  I think the results turned out well...

I donated this to a charity auction

for mom

photo shoot

Although this happened back in November, I am just now getting these photos on here.  They have gone through multiple stages and have been up on my Etsy site for months.  I do have some outtakes and other fun images that I'd like to share with my readers, however.

I asked a few friends of mine to model and I think they did a great job.  I chose Davis Ayer as my photographer, based on some recommendations from a few friends.  He does beautiful portraits.

We did the shoot at my apartment complex.  The building was built in the early 70's and there's a lot of really fun textures and sunny areas to shoot.  It was a little chilly outside, but the mimosas, coffee,  and breakfast tacos kept us going.  We all took turns holding equipment and encouraging each other.  My neighbors had no idea what was going on.

Davis Ayer was the photographer.
Maya and Marcus lounging in between shots.
my cat was very curious about what we were all doing.
jen getting caught in the bathroom.